When you think of Festivals in Europe what´s the first event that springs to mind? When I considered this question my first thoughts were the beer festival (Oktoberfest) in Munich and the bullrunning in Pamplona. These are two massive events attracting visitors from all over the globe but this might not be everyone’s idea of a festival.
For many young (and not so young) people a festival refers almost exclusively to the multitude of enormous music festivals taking place across the continent. Older, or dare I say maturer, festival goers might perceive of the question in terms of classical music festivals together with theatre, opera, jazz, and film events. As the scope of my concept of festivals in Europe expands I realise that the countless sporting events taking place throughout Europe also deserve to be included.
Where does it end? Basically any regular meeting of a large number of people to celebrate an event can be included in our definition of a festival. Now that that’s sorted out let’s begin our journey as we travel around Europe in search of festivals.
This project might never be completed as there are so many events that deserve a mention. However, with your help we are putting together a valuable resource for travellers in Europe wanting to know what’s going on in every corner of the continent. We’ll help you join the best parties, be efficient with your travel plans, obtain discount online hotel reservations and find the best food and drink in each country. Most importantly, we’ll be your resource so that you can get the most out of your holiday.